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 Post subject: Re: Quarantined Friars: The 2008- San Diego Padres
PostPosted: Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:36 pm 
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April 30, 2009: Padres Lose Last Game of April in Heartbreaking Fashion
The Atlanta Braves salvaged a series split against the Padres in a thrilling comeback victory. Phil Hughes struggled in his first few starts of the season, but he rebounded quite nicely in this one. The Padres' offense started slow, but they eventually put up 2 runs in the fourth. Hughes carried a shutout until the sixth, but he gave up a solo blast to Matt Diaz in the sixth, setting the tone for a comeback. Cla Meredith has been great this season, but he was unable to secure a 4-out save, giving up an RBI-double with two outs in the ninth. Heath Bell was brought on in the tenth, but he could not stop the inspired Atlanta offense, who drove in the game-winning run to secure a series split. With the loss, the Padres fell to 21-7, still an impressive start to the season.

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ZeroGibson13 wrote:
So far your Game 1 and 2 predictions have been the opposite of right, so I'm gonna predict the Indians have a 3-1 lead after Game 4.
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BrewersFuzz wrote:
AND THEN IN A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS CLEVELAND BLOWS THE 3-1 LEAD THIS TIME


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 Post subject: Re: Quarantined Friars: The 2008- San Diego Padres
PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:34 am 
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April 2009 Update: Padres Off to Best Month in Team History With .750 Win Percentage
April 2009 was a month to remember for the San Deigo Padres, who took MLB by storm. The team won 21 of their first 28 games, led by a dominant starting pitching staff. Greg Maddux, Chris Young, Jake Peavy, and John Lackey each lead the league in ERA, with sub-2 averages. While this may not be sustainable, it proves that the fearful four are capable of going on a torrid stretch at any point in the season. On the offensive side, they have been led by the surprising Orlando Hudson, who currently carries a .400+ BA and a remarkable 28 stolen bases. If Hudson continues this pace, it will be a historic, near-MVP campaign. Victor Martinez has also been well worth the trade, currently ranking in the top-10 in extra-base hits. After a slow start, Jack Cust seems to be on track for a second consecutive 50 home-run season, which would be a remarkable feat for someone who was once considered a failed prospect after originally leaving San Diego. While Adrian Gonzalez's power numbers have regressed since an incredible 2008, he has still delivered a few clutch extra-base hits, and so his season cannot yet be considered a letdown. The Padres' offense is still at the bottom of the division in terms of runs scored, and so it is imperative for them to continue to improve as pitching regression looms. The Padres are exceeding even the most optimistic expectations and could be on track for a 100-win season.

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Projected Record:
100-62 (Current Pythag Record: 22-6)

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The source of my emotional anguish:
ZeroGibson13 wrote:
So far your Game 1 and 2 predictions have been the opposite of right, so I'm gonna predict the Indians have a 3-1 lead after Game 4.
...

BrewersFuzz wrote:
AND THEN IN A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS CLEVELAND BLOWS THE 3-1 LEAD THIS TIME


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 Post subject: Re: Quarantined Friars: The 2008- San Diego Padres
PostPosted: Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:24 pm 
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May 15, 2009: Padres Win Thriller on A-Gon Walkoff Sac-Fly
The Friars continued their unprecedented dominance over the NL West in a thrilling, back-and-forth victory over the Diamondbacks. The win was their 11th of the season against the two-time defending division champs. Jeremiah Borland made his first career start, allowing three runs through five innings in a solid outing. If he pitches like that frequently, he wouldn't be a poor option for the Padres, who still need to stick with a six-man rotation due to a compact schedule. When Borland exited the game, the Padres trailed 3-1, but a massive rally in the fifth gave them a 4-3 lead, capped off by a two-run double from V-Mart. Yet, they weren't in the clear just yet thanks to Conor Jackson's solo home run. Following the tying homer, Kerry Wood was pulled from the game as a precautionary measure due to arm soreness, forcing Mark Prior to enter the game cold. Prior did well considering the circumstances, only allowing an unearned run, serving as a crucial link-up to Cla Meredith. With the team trailing 5-4 in the 7th, Milton Bradley continued his recent tear with a game-tying home run. Cla Meredith did his job like usual, keeping the game tied heading into the tenth. The Friars put runners at the corners with one out for team MVP Adrian Gonzalez, who delivered his second walk-off hit of the season with a sac-fly. With the win, the Padres improved to 32-10, the best start in franchise history. For reference, the 1998 Padres won their 32nd game on their 52nd game, 10 games after the 2009 team. With a 9-game division lead, it is now a question of when and not if the Padres will win the NL West.

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The source of my emotional anguish:
ZeroGibson13 wrote:
So far your Game 1 and 2 predictions have been the opposite of right, so I'm gonna predict the Indians have a 3-1 lead after Game 4.
...

BrewersFuzz wrote:
AND THEN IN A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS CLEVELAND BLOWS THE 3-1 LEAD THIS TIME


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 Post subject: Re: Quarantined Friars: The 2008- San Diego Padres
PostPosted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:05 pm 
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Mid-May 2009 Update: Padres 9 Games In Front
The Padres seem to be destined for the 2009 postseason following a six-game winning streak. The streak has been powered by one of the greatest free-agent classes in recent memory. Without Orlando Hudson and Victor Martinez, the team would still be solid, but nowhere near the top of the league. On the pitching side, John Lackey is having a tremendous recovery year. After an ERA over 7 last year, Lackey currently holds a 7-0 record and a 1.54 ERA. Darren Balsley could be a managerial candidate in the near future thanks to his tremendous work with the pitching staff over the past two seasons. At this point last year, the Padres were floundering on a massive losing streak, so 2009 has been quite refreshing. While the pitching staff has been historic, they are showing signs of regression, but the offense has improved to counter that. Adrian Gonzalez struggled to find his footing a bit in the beginning of the year, but he's hit five home runs in May to righten the ship. With the top-4 of Hudson, V-Mart, A-Gon, and Cust, the Padres will be a threat for the foreseeable future.

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Who's Hot?
Orlando Hudson- .378, 6 HR, 25 RBI, 33 SB
Victor Martinez- .339, 19 HR, 39 RBI, 35 R
Jack Cust- .302, 19 HR, 37 RBI, 28 R

Who's Not?
Chris Denorfia- .265, 0 HR, 8 RBI
Kerry Wood- 4.11 ERA
Phil Hughes- 4.20 ERA, 40.2 IP, 30 K

Projected Record:
104-58 (Current Pythag Record: 31-11)

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The source of my emotional anguish:
ZeroGibson13 wrote:
So far your Game 1 and 2 predictions have been the opposite of right, so I'm gonna predict the Indians have a 3-1 lead after Game 4.
...

BrewersFuzz wrote:
AND THEN IN A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS CLEVELAND BLOWS THE 3-1 LEAD THIS TIME


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 Post subject: Re: Quarantined Friars: The 2008- San Diego Padres
PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:46 pm 
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May 24, 2009: Greg Maddux Ends Losing Streak in Memorable Performance
It was a historic night for Greg Maddux, who cemented his status as an MLB legend with his 3,500th strikeout. Oddly, it started off as one of Maddux's worst performances of the season as he gave up three runs in the first two innings. Like usual though, Maddux settled in for the rest of the evening, and the Cardinals failed to score a single run for the rest of the night. In the seventh, Maddux also showed off at the plate, driving in what turned out to be the game-winning run. It's safe to say that if anyone other than Maddux started today, the Friars would have dropped their sixth straight game. Fortunately, he was on the hill, and the Friars finally got back to their winning ways.

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The source of my emotional anguish:
ZeroGibson13 wrote:
So far your Game 1 and 2 predictions have been the opposite of right, so I'm gonna predict the Indians have a 3-1 lead after Game 4.
...

BrewersFuzz wrote:
AND THEN IN A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS CLEVELAND BLOWS THE 3-1 LEAD THIS TIME


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 Post subject: Re: Quarantined Friars: The 2008- San Diego Padres
PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:47 pm 
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Congrats, Power Pros Maddux.

Also, 42 pitches in 36 PA :o


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 Post subject: Re: Quarantined Friars: The 2008- San Diego Padres
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:06 pm 
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PP27 wrote:
Congrats, Power Pros Maddux.

Also, 42 pitches in 36 PA :o


You now have insight into my play-style.

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The source of my emotional anguish:
ZeroGibson13 wrote:
So far your Game 1 and 2 predictions have been the opposite of right, so I'm gonna predict the Indians have a 3-1 lead after Game 4.
...

BrewersFuzz wrote:
AND THEN IN A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS CLEVELAND BLOWS THE 3-1 LEAD THIS TIME


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 Post subject: Re: Quarantined Friars: The 2008- San Diego Padres
PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:30 pm 
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May 31, 2009: Padres Lose Yet Again, Crisis Brewing?
The Padres lost the final game of May, continuing the worrying trend against the non-west National League. While the team is 27-5 in the division, they are now 10-15 outside of it, causing concern that their record is inflated by a weak division. They lost their second series against the Cardinals this month, capped off by a shutout from Chris Carpenter. The Padres led 1-0 early in the last game of the series thanks to an RBI-single from John Lackey, but the Cardinals easily retook the lead thanks to a tying homer from Bill Hall and an RBI double from Albert Pujols. The Padres couldn't strike back, dropping the final game of a rough end to the month. The Padres once held a 9-game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers, but that lead has now vanquished to five games. This lead could easily disappear if the Friars continue to struggle throughout June.

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The source of my emotional anguish:
ZeroGibson13 wrote:
So far your Game 1 and 2 predictions have been the opposite of right, so I'm gonna predict the Indians have a 3-1 lead after Game 4.
...

BrewersFuzz wrote:
AND THEN IN A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS CLEVELAND BLOWS THE 3-1 LEAD THIS TIME


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 Post subject: Re: Quarantined Friars: The 2008- San Diego Padres
PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:17 pm 
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May 2009 Update: Odd Month for Friars
The Padres were roaring in the middle of May, pulling off an 8-game winning streak. During the streak, the Friars held their best record in franchise history and seemed to be unstoppable. Yet, this success may be short-lived, since as soon as the NL West-heavy schedule concluded, the team struggled to find success. Currently, they've lost four consecutive series- two against the Mets and two against the Cardinals. These losses can be attributed to some pitching regression as Maddux, Lackey, and Young each had their worst performances of the seasons. Another troublesome trend is the current form of Adrian Gonzalez, who at this point last season had 20 home runs and an OPS over 1.000. This time around, Gonzalez is batting .230 with a sub-.300 OBP, along with a slugging percentage of .451, good for fourth on the team. The Friars' offense is better than it was at this point in 2008, but Gonzalez failing to meet expectations has been an unexpected development. Without the additions of Victor Martinez and Orlando Hudson, the Padres could be in a much more troubling situation, but their performances this year have offset A-Gon's rough patch. With the draft just ten days away, the Padres will look to build some more positive momentum.

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MLB Pitching Leaders:
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MLB Batting Leaders:
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Record Projection:
97-65 (Current Pythag Record: 33-23)

_________________
The source of my emotional anguish:
ZeroGibson13 wrote:
So far your Game 1 and 2 predictions have been the opposite of right, so I'm gonna predict the Indians have a 3-1 lead after Game 4.
...

BrewersFuzz wrote:
AND THEN IN A SHOCKING TURN OF EVENTS CLEVELAND BLOWS THE 3-1 LEAD THIS TIME


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